Fig trees, blackberries, and birthstones

Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 3, 2018

August whear

High noon in August! over all the land
The very air is palpitant with heat;
While stretching far, the fields of ripening wheat
Unrippled lie as plains of yellow sand
!
–Henry Sylvester Cornwell (1831–86)

Friday, August 3, 2018
215th day of the year


John C. McGinley (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) died on this day in 2006.


 
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Growing Fig Trees

Figs
Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates, but can also be grown in more temperate regions with a bit of extra care. Here’s how to grow a fig tree in your garden!
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Blossom-End Rot

Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.
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Growing Blackberries

Blackberries
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get ready for an abundant harvest, picking every couple of days! Here’s how to grow and harvest blackberries in your backyard.
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Birthstone for August

August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August’s birthstone, the peridot, is a light green, ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found in volcanic lava in Hawaii—and in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the Sun” and believed it had special healing powers.
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Peach Raspberry Crunch

Peach Raspberry Crunch

Ever tried combining peaches and raspberries? Mmmm! Try this mouth-watering recipe for Peach Raspberry Crunch.

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